Archive of Scuba Diving Ephemera
N.D.. Other. This archive constitutes a group of scuba diving material, circa 1967. It appears from the group that someone was planning a trip to Key Largo specifically for scuba diving. Included are: 1.) Brochure / map from Silver Springs, Fl. "Home of the World Famous Glass Bottom Boats (dated 1965) , in very good- condition - there is some light edge wear, a couple of light tears (small) to the creases, and several spots of foxing. The brochure is fully illustrated with color photographs. The interior shows a map of south Florida. 2.) Flier from Key Largo Diving Headquarters, Inc. (mid-1960's) "the most complete diving service on the Florida Keys! . The flier is made up of one page, folded twice (vertically and horizontally) , making up four pages. The interior pages make up a nautical chart for the reefs and depths between Caryfort Reef and Conch Reef off of Key Largo (east, south east of Blackwater Sound). The front cover mentions Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, boat rentals, the outer reefs, etc. The rear cover gives rates for charter boats, wreck drives, Boat rentals, dormitory and motel prices and prices for equipment for diving. 3.) Brochure and map for the Florida Keys & Key West (provided by the Monroe County Advertising Commission) (undated, but c mid-1960's) The map is in generally Very Good condition, with a couple of small edge tears, two hand-drawn map directions and one handwritten notation for dates/ time. "Your treasure map
to the sea" "(for the vacation thrill of your life! ) " One side of the map shows "Cruise by car on the Scenic overseas Highway", with distances from Miami and information on bridge heights (? ) , along with a short list of upper key attractions, amusements, service organizations and churches, and a basic map of the keys and route for the overseas highway. The other side gives a street map of Key West, and a continuation of the overseas highway route. The bridge route goes from Key West to Welcome Station on Key Largo. 4.) Broadside from Carl Gage's Diving Center - featuring the Henrietta, a 42ft diving boat. (undated, but circa mid-1960's) The broadside gives a details on the boat and a price list for half-day tours, special group trips, and jet set diving trips. The broadside is in Very Good- condition. Approx. 8 ½" x 14" and has noticeable light toning, especially by the creasing (it apparently has been creased two time to fit into a pocket). 5.) Three postcards: 2- 3" x 5", the other 3 ½" x 9". All in clean bright, unused condition. The longer one shows the Seahorse Motel on Highway U. S. 1, Marathon, FL. One showing coral formations from the Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (there is a partial ink stamp from the Key Largo Diving Headquarters stamped at the top, and an artist concept of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Kennedy - offering NASA Tours. 6.) A mimeographed two page typed letter (seems to be standard form letter) from the Key Largo Diving Headquarters. (undated) , which contains additional handwritten notations -and an extra sheet of paper continuing the handwritten notes, signed by Harry Myers of the Key Largo Diving Headquarters. Attached to both are a mimeo'd flier of price information, with handwritten notes for different aspects of a sample seven day stay. All of the above stapled together. (It looks like the prospective diver copied the original letter and associated handwritten notes to be used for his trip, so he could keep the original at home. 7.) A Mimeographed article from Skin Diver magazine (August 1967) "Great Lakes Treasure Trove Tales: Part II Million Dollar Cache - Lake Huron - Lake Superior. Single sheets, copied on one side only, creased three times to fit into a pocket. The pages are in Very Good- condition. 8.) A sheet of graph paper that's been used to notate his trip itinerary to Florida (undated) The itinerary is penciled on the reverse of the paper and covers Saturday through the next Sunday. The graph side included a handwritten, inked notes to a friend (including, a note asking the friend to bring a TV, of all things). Undated and unsigned.. Very Good .
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